The College & Career Magnet, housed at Lakeview Centennial High School, is designed to prepare motivated students for entering college.

Through college-level courses or career exploration, students have the opportunity to leave high school with the educational foundation and critical thinking skills to pursue future goals.

Programs in the magnet are available as part of three different strands:

  • College - This strand includes the Collegiate Academy. The Collegiate Academy is a special component of the magnet with higher eligibility requirements and its own application.
  • Career - This strand includes the School of Business, Law and Criminal Justice, Future Teacher Internship and Television and Broadcasting components.
  • Classical - This strand is a continuation of the Classical magnet programs at Vial and Brandenburg.

See below for more information about specific components on the different strands.

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Requirements

College & Career magnet requirements

Students must:

  • be entering grades 9-11
  • get 50th percentile on the reading and math achievement test
  • pass STAAR/EOC
  • passing grades in core subjects
  • no serious discipline problems

Qualifying students are entered into a lottery, and openings are filled in the order in which they are drawn.

All interested incoming ninth grade students must complete the magnet application process regardless of previous program participation. However, incoming “classical” magnet students in good standing from the Classical Center at Brandenburg are automatically accepted to the Career and Classical Magnet Program.

*While the Collegiate Academy is managed under the broad umbrella of the College & Career Magnet programs at LCHS, its' eligibility requirements are different. See the Collegiate Academy page for details about the program, its application process and more.

How to apply

For application details and other application dates visit